senior education and programming leader
For organizations to have maximum impact within communities while executing on their mandates and vision, it’s imperative that they embrace change and progress.
As a senior education and programming leader, with strengths rooted in equity and change management, I steer strategic direction and champion change to ensure organizations deliver relevant and impactful educational experiences that are well-aligned with the communities they serve.
With extensive experience overseeing education and program development within large, non-profit public institutions including the Royal Ontario Museum and Art Gallery of Ontario, I’m passionate about ensuring informal learning environments are responsive to user interests and needs to ensure authentic engagement. I have a solid understanding of learning theories, stages of human development, and learner motivations.
In addition to my steadfast commitment to delivering exceptional education and program opportunities, I’m deeply dedicated to advocating for diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. As a change management leader, I’m known for infusing these values as well as an empathetic approach into everything I do, including interactions with staff, peers, partners, and beyond.
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RECENT SPEAKING AND PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTS
Board Member: Board of Directors | Museum Education Roundtable, 2019-2022
Co-Presenter: “Activating Material Culture to Foster Pluralism” | American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting, 2019
Chair & Co-Presenter: “Back to the Museum Future: Tomorrow’s Diverse Leadership Today” | Canadian Museums Association National Conference, 2019
Co-Author: Decolonize and Indigenize: A Reflective Dialogue | VIEWFINDER: Reflecting on Museum Education, 2018
Chair & Co-Presenter: “Activating Agentic Indigenous Voices and Ancestral Objects through Digital Learning” | American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting, 2018
Chair & Co-Presenter: “The Challenge of Change” | National Art Education Association National Convention, 2018
Chair & Co-Presenter: “Enacting Equity and Inclusion: Allyship as Lived Practice” | American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting, 2017
Co-Author: Activating Diversity and Inclusion: A Blueprint for Museum Educators as Allies and Change Makers | Journal of Museum Education | Volume 42, Issue 2, 2017